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LTD Productions Inc. presents...

The Last Post
By Henry Jenkinson and Ellen Robertson

19:45, Thu 13th November 2014 - Sat 15th November 2014 at St Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ
14:00, Sat 15th November 2014 at St Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ
Michaelmas Week 5

THE LAST POST
a new musical

Music and Lyrics by HENRY JENKINSON
Book by HENRY JENKINSON and ELLEN ROBERTSON
Additional Lyrics by ELLEN ROBERTSON
Directed by EMILY BURNS
Produced by LTD PRODUCTIONS

"I will come home to a country I know,
And take up the life I once knew."

It is 1939, and the small English village of Iddesleigh waits anxiously on the precipice of warfare. Still recovering from the aftermath of the First World War, the community prepares to face devastation once more. With evacuees arriving, men and boys signing up to fight, and heartfelt goodbyes painfully made, village life is put on hold. Vows to return feel all too familiar as we are taken back to 1913 to see a very similar-looking Iddesleigh cope with the same plight less than forty years before, making the decisions of the present all the more unsettling as the same mistakes are made, the same promises broken, and the same lives torn apart once more.

Focusing entirely on war as experienced at home and through correspondence, this show is unlike any other. With a thrilling original score and an equally exhilarating script, you can expect to laugh, cry, and leave your seats singing, as this brand new musical takes you back to some of the most important events in recent memory, and the way in which they affected the lives of so many ordinary people in such extraordinary ways.

After its sell-out, five-star clean-sweep concert performance last May, The Last Post will return this November for its world-premiere. Catch this stripped back 'workshop' performance in Cambridge to get a glimpse of what's in store for this exciting new project before it moves on to pastures new.

"MASTERPIECE"
★★★★★
The Tab

"GUT-GRABBINGLY BEAUTIFUL"
★★★★★
Varsity

"ASTONISHING RAW EMOTIVE POWER"
★★★★★
Cambridge Theatre Review

"STUNNING BLEND OF POWER AND POIGNANCY"
10/10
The Cambridge Student

Cast

Catherine Hughes -
Adam Hughes -
Robbie Hughes -
Audrey Atkinson -
George Robinson -
Annette Farmery -
Joe Archer -
Beth Atkinson -
Fanny Atkinson -
Lionel Atkinson -
Teddy Lewis -
Albert Fisher -
Susan Fisher -
Edith Taylor -
Peter Taylor -
Julian Taylor -
Lizzie Archer -
Philip Atkinson -
Vicar -
Jack Archer -

Band

Clarinet -
Trumpet 1 -
Trumpet 2 -
Trombone -
Percussion 1 - ,
Percussion 2 -
Keys 1 -
Keys 2 -
Violin 2 -
Violin 3 -
Double Bass -

Production Team

Composer -
Lyricist -
Additional Lyricist -
Director -
Producer -
Assistant Producer -
Musical Director (Orchestra) -
Musical Director (Cast) -
Orchestrator -
Repetiteur -
Stage Manager -
Technical Director -
Lighting Designer -
Publicity Design -
Photographer -
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